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different. >> now we have the accidents. if it is mostly in baltimore city. we'll get through it and each and every and show you the maps and coming up. >> i have the silver lining this morning. >> lots of sun shine. that's the key as you step out. we get a break from the humidity t is warm, dry and fair skies. we'll -- it is warm and dry and fair skies. let's check it out in terms of temperatures in the 60s this morning. 64 now in glen wood. and more of the same in columbia. and all this is courtesy of that front that moved through. look at what we have right now t is gorgeous. plenty of blue skies that will prevail. you don't have to worry about maryland's radar getting wet. no type of storms whatsoever but we will start to see a change in the forecast and look at that trend for you as tomorrow, that's the day. temperature 97 degrees but feeling like we're in the triple digits. right now let's head over to mike and a check of the traffic. >> and good morning to you. a couple of issues. baltimore city it is around the city points. let's go to the maps and where we -- where we are talking
weather. how hot it would feel coming up. >> a few issues to talk about across baltimore city. we'll detail that coming up. we'll take you outside coming up after the break. hi parents, big year for spelling. here's what the kids will n-e-e-d. ♪ pens and markers, paper wide ruled. ♪ ♪ hoodies, sneakers, tape, sticks of glue.♪ ♪ large boxes pencils, highlighters. ♪ ♪ sneakers and t-shirts. ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeeeeans, yeah! ♪ ♪ notebooks and jeans! announcer: school takes a lot, target has it all. >>> and we know when they start to get into if upper 630s and 70s we're going to start feeling it. we have a heat advisory to talk about so let me show you the yateses under the heat advisory that goes into effect at lunchtime today. basically every area in the orange color. that expires at 8:00 this evening but it could be reissued as we go into tomorrow because we still will be dealing with heat and humidity. temperatures this morning, we have 70 degrees -- [ no audio ] >> charlie, on to you. >>> who could kidnap cal rip
the death of the former baltimore city mayor and shaffer, shaffer will learn his fate. tensions could run high in new york over sugary drinks and the possible ban. a public hearing on bloomberg's plan to ban drinks in a fight against obesity. m and t will finish transforming football field in to a soccer field for the match between the hot spur and liverpool football club. >>> we saw the big bear, the big bear, the baby bear was yesterday. that bear walked in to a sears, asked where the electronic section was and no one helped him. >> you got jokes this morning. i hike that. we are warm, 75 degrees now in baltimore as we go down to cape hatteras. 78 there. the interior, that's the hottest. 87 st. louis. cincinnati 82. temperatures in the afternoon in the triple digits. it's going to feel like the triple digits to us once we add in the humidity. satellite and radar, not a lot. we have showers and thunderstorms in to indiana. we could see thunderstorms sparking as we go in to the afternoon. a cold front will slides through the area. manchester, beautiful sunrise, we could see the high cirru
week begins in baltimore city and linda so is live at cafe city in mount vernon. you have been whipping things up all morning for us. what are you bringing back to us? >> reporter: yes, i am going to taste in. >> have you tasted it. >> reporter: hold on a second. but first, tons of restaurant you ken joy. great -- you can enjoy and tons of food and thanks for joining us. so, a lot of restaurants participating this year. >> we have 96 restaurants participating including city cafe. they -- we have a full website so you can search for restaurant by menu or quiz seen type or neighborhood -- cuisine type or neighborhood. there will be pricing information and you can make reservations and figure out how to park or take public transit. >> reporter: and two main price points. >> dinner 20.12 or 30.12 and two course lunch for 15.12. >> reporter: and chef you have been a great sport cook this great stuff. you've impressive menu for restaurant week. >> yeah. absolutely. not only from the four appetizers five entrees and three desserts to choose from. you can't go wrong with it. >> reporter: and yo
. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they say it's all very scary. they just heard smoke detectors going off loud noises and then
to the other source and baltimore city right out towards white marsh seeing good downpours of rain. rainfall rates from a half to 3/4 of an inch and we will go up towards the north running along 95 past the maryland house seeing good downpours of rain this morning. just be aware, we have pounding of water. 73 in town. easton at 75. you noticed everything running from west to east this morning and that will be pushing off towards our south. through the course of this morning. it's going to be muggy at 77 around the 8:00 hour a mild day today. not hot. 87 degrees around the 4:00 hour and dropping back down to 80 around 8. we will talk about the forecast in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on what do you do traffic? >> traffic. >> hi. >> your weather and i am traffic except for last week we are dealing with problems in howard county a traffic light is going to be out at the intersection of route 108 right at columbia road. and big problems on 95. we are dealing with an accident up in harford county alodge the southbound lanes at the -- along the southbound lanes. another accident southboun
radar and confirm the rain that has been falling from baltimore city all the way down towards dundalk. seeing steady heavy rain. 695 towards white marsh a good downpour rain. a 73 degree reading right now in the city limits. 76 down towards dc. and look at york at 73 degrees. so we are starting to see cooler temperatures coming in. the dew point values that measures the amount of moisture coming down considerably in york. now down to 61. so we will talk lower humidity and going for 87 later today. another check on the forecast coming up in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on traffic. how we doing. >> reporter: well, we are dealing with several accidents across the region. trouble out in frederick where an accident is blocking two eastbound lanes of interstate 70. that's at woodbine road. you can stick with route 1 # 4 as an alternate. more problems in howard county where the traffic lights are out. there's an accident in baltimore city in canton on highland avenue at eastern avenue and heading out to 95, here's what it looks like in white marsh. everything up to speed at route 43
can take advantage of the cooling centers in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. a each will have cool air and free water and we are still under a code red heat alert through today. and health official recommend you remember to dry water and juice and avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light clothing during the extreme heat. remember to check on those senior citizens. and you can log onto the website at abc to us -- abc2news.com and we have a list of the cooling centers and we have the addresss also if you need to telephone number as well. so we have a complete list over here and let's see if it goes down there. well, maybe not. we have a complete list here located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> thanks. >>> 5:33. funeral services are happening today for a fallen marine from laurel. lance corporal eugene mills died last week while in afghanistan. he was 21 years old. services are being held this morning at 11 at grace church in fulton. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery at a laterdate. >>> histor
ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep creek.
. >> and this tree snapped off at the base just like many more like it around the city of baltimore. i am charley crowson live with continued cleanup effort. what he down here? walk all gone. good morning maryland continues in a moment. >> good morning. i am mike masco. chesapeake beach nice. the heat and humidity and more storms are in the forecast. full whrr pho -- full weather forecast coming up next. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. this week, the farm comes to you. fresh sweet corn is an amazing 6 for a buck. deer park water is just $3.33 a case. and honey bunches of oats just $1.88 a box. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. [ horn honks ] ♪ oh, those were the best of days ♪ ♪ i still feel the summer rays ♪ that graced our backs as we went down the lane ♪ [ horn honks ] [ male announcer ] when your car is more than just a car to you, the right insurance matters. are y
news. >>> 6:46 right now. a terrible case of animal cruelty in baltimore city. a dog who was clearly starving was found inside a trash can. the dog did survive and this morning it's in the care of about. arcs. they call him thor. he's pit bull and they say 5 years old. caretakers at the shelter say he should weigh 50 popped and weighs 28. and -- pounds and weighs 28. a an officer was called out for report of a stray dog. they found him in trash can. a foster owner has agreed to take care of thor while he is recovering. >> he's strong guy and tough. -- he's a strong guy and tough. so far things look good. i am hopeful. >> official say the animals abandoned when a person leaves or is evicted from the home and it doesn't have to be that way. call barcs to get help here's the number 410-39#-4695. >>> a georgia woman is heading to prison after she was found guilty of injecting customers buttocks with silicone. a judge sentenced kimberly smedley and prosecutors said she had no lies tones practice medicine. she gave injection of industrial grade silicone to patients in hotel rooms in a numb
. and in baltimore city, there's the sink hole we are dealing with on the east side. so east monument street is shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. it's expected to be finished. the repairs are expected to be finished sometime next week. so in the meantime, stick with or liens street as your alter -- orleans street as an alternate. >>> her face is bruised and stitched up and sprirt spirit ferocious. >> a 74-year-old woman attacked in her home but was not going to be a victim. >> linda so joins with us the brave story and the effort to find the woman who did this to her. >> reporter: the suspect is still out there. but the 74-year-old is back home from the hospital. she says she wasn't about to give into the rob here attacked her in her home before we show you the -- robber who attacked her in her home. be we show you we want to -- before we hoe you we want to warn you it's -- we show you we want to tell you this graphic. she live in the valley communityin cockeysville and said hello, to a woman and the woman turned around. that alarmed her and she went back to her house and walk
, in baltimore city we do have several roads that are shut down. it's all for this weekend's artscape, many of which include north charles street, dolphin street, mount royal avenue, for a complete traffic advisory, just go to abc2news.com. and we'll let you know how to get there the easiest way possible. and in downtown baltimore, right in the inner harbor, the water main break continues to shut down light street, that's between baltimore street and lombard street. do leave yourself extra time if you are traveling in the area. megan and charley, over to you. >>> want to go back now to that breaking news story for you out of aurora, colorado. this happened around 12:30 this morning their time, 2:30 here on the eastern seaboard. seaduring the premier of "the dark knight rises." the premier show about 20 minutes in, a gunman reportedly walked into the back of the theater, released a canister in there and randomly began opening fire on people enjoying that movie. it appears to have been planned somewhat because witnesses who were in the theater say, megan, this happened during a shootout scen
in baltimore city that you want to watch out for. it's going to be rice on pulaski highway at crescent street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> it's 6:30 right now. and much anticipated report into how penn state handled the jerry sandusky case is going to be released today. >> abc2 news linda so is here this morning with a preview of what we can learn in a few hours. >> reporter: yeah the report could reveal who knew what and when they knew it about the sandusky dais and if they did enough to stop it. an independent group led by former fbi director has been investigating penn state's role for the past seven months, they will be released this morning at 9:00. the report is expects to reveal if former football coach joe paterno and other top penn state officials tried to hide sex abuse allegations involving sandusky. the report is expected to be up to 200 pages long and focus on school officials and the role school culture may have played in allowing the abuse to continue for so long. >> committed to ensuring that our independent investigation b
is live with breaking news of a triple shooting in baltimore city. sherrie johnson has information on a shooting at nail salon in ellicott city. >> reporter: it feels like i'm in a sauna. a steam bath to be accurate. we can see the sun, clouds are mixing in through today. that's the name of the game. as you step out the door, be on the lookout for the humid weather. this is what is going on now as we look at the graphics here, dundalk, we are looking at a little bit of clouds starting and then we see the sunshine. no matter where you go, the sun cloud mix is the name of the game for today. temperatures coming in around 73 degrees, millersville, northeast, pilesville 69. that's the first 60 i have seen all morning long. we are definitely dealing with humid conditions outside. also, very warm, hot, so we have a heat advisory that is in effect for the areas there shadessed in the orange color until 8:00 this evening. most likely extended through time. we look at maryland's most powerful radar, we have a chance for an isolated shower or storm to pop up in to the afternoon time frame. i
at the cool center in baltimore city -- call center in baltimore, right now, at a 95% success rate and more crews coming into to help. joining me right now laquisha has been here 13 days. >> 7 straight days for the storm anxiousing phone calls. >> -- answering phone calls. >> reporter: how has ha been for you, taking the calls, i'm sure the frustration is taxing on you. >> we have to be empathetic and i lost my power so i can understand how they feel. >> reporter: when you're relate to go a customer is something you might tell them because the human element of what you're trying to do, but you're saying i'm in the same boat you are. >> that's the first thing i advise them, i'm out of my power as well, and they understand i'm in the same boat they are. >> reporter: are have you had a caller who was especially polite. >> we've will people call in and say hey, thank you, i see you guys are working this one lady didn't have the power on and she wanted to thank us for the hard work we've done. >> reporter: to the other side of the coin, have you had people who are unusual unhappy,. >> of course.
so, abc2 news. >>> 5:31 right now. search for a new baltimore city police commissioner continues. however officials from the union have already come up with a blue print for improving the department. they have come up with a plan to help cut crime and taxes. union leaders say the recent success in cutting vie will not crime could be jeopardized if the department doesn't enhance its recruits and benefits. >> if you have an fop here saying we don't need more police. what we need is better policing, a better deployment of the resources and taking better care of the police officers on the street who've got the job done for you over the last four or five years. >> the union has called on the department to require two years of college or military service for new recruits. the fop brought in a consulting group and compared baltimore's police department to those in other cities. >>> well, alcohol may have played a role in a deadly wrong way crash on97. one of them was kelley whitt. she was driving southbound in the northbound lane at ben field road. that shows there was a blood alcohol
of estimates, water officials here in baltimore city will ask about 30,000 dollars for emergency repairs. we can only assume megan it's to continue fixing the issue. three weeks out, more detours going into downtown baltimore in the inner harbor. and megan, a lot of people will be concerned because we have got festivals coming up this weekend. the o's are back in town next week and you have the general weekend traffic coming down to the inner harbor. >> we will have to keep on top of that. so many people head downtown baltimore for artscape which is this weekend. >>> looking at news around the nation, surveillance video he caught a motorized school -- caught a motorized scooter mishap. woman tried to take the up escalator despite the fact there was a lift just 50 feet away. you can see her tall back -- falling backwards on other passengers a subway worker pushed the escalator emergency stop button. it turns out the woman managed to walk a-- or the worker managed to back away from the incident. pretty amazing sight. >>> a man near pittsburgh jumped on from a moving vehicle to get away from so
've been talking about the house fire. >> firefighters remain on the scene, baltimore city, north of patterson park. between fayette and orleans, use lakewood instead. everything up to speed through the fort mc henry and the harbor tunnel. 95, white marsh, here is route 43, no problems what solve, it will be a nice ride from harford to here in white marsh in to the city. as we look at the 695, no problems here at bel air, traffic picking up a little bit in the area. you are looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop towards 83. >>> happening today, department of public works is checking a 54-inch water main, inspection shows the main could fail so crews could be out repairing it before it becomes a problem. linda so is live in baltimore county with more on how this could affect you. >> reporter: a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on. you could lose your water for up to an hour at your home or workplace while the work is done today. here are the areas that could be affected. we are talking wilkins avenue, to the north, i-95 on the west, 895 on the south. we
, southbound lanes of route 10, 695, if you are traveling on interstate 97, no delays up towards 695, baltimore city, house fire continues to shutdown northlinwood at fayette street. use lakewood as your alternate route. one person hospitalized with smoke inhalation. if you are beltway bound, this is old court road. traffic picking up on the outer loop, a 13 minute ride from 795 towards 95. this is oberly, traffic picking up in this vicinity. also 13 minutes from the outer loop towards 83. inner loop, moving pretty slowly as you make the push towards 95. >>> today 54-inch water main will be checked, dpw crews want to prevent the potential of a problem. linda so is live with how this pipe could be affecting you. >> reporter: we are here on lyndon in arbutus, a neighborhood that could be affected by what is going on today. you could lose your water for up to an hour as workers are testing the water main. this is wilkins avenue to the north, 195 west, 895 south, west of cherry hill and carol to the east. workers will be cutting off water to check problems with the main in southwest baltimore. even
information from baltimore city mayor, stephanie rawlings blake's office, the heat alert has been extended through tuesday because of dangers from hot temperatures. today, at 10:00 this morning, ice will be passed out to people at four locations, the community action program will operate five centers around the city, open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will operate six additional cooling centers and the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. 25 people have utilized the five cooling community rooms are open as cooling centers as well. local pet stores like pet smart and animal control centers offered facilities to help pets. call 311 to report downed trees in the roadways and call 911 for police, fire and medical emergencies and log on to abc2news.com for a list of those cooling centers we have all the information and telephone numbers on our home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> number of streets and avenues contin
. and it will take you down towards baltimore city. what very a game at 7:05. expect traffic to pick up. outside we go. a live shot. 83 and not a bad looking commute just a few cars out. there another shot for you. 695 at harford road. how beautiful is that shot? traffic is good. right. >> well done. >> and dozens of people are without a place to live following a three alarm fire in prince george's county. this morning and we have reaction from a few of the victims. some of the people say they are heartbroken. >> reporter: a police officer saw the flames shooting out of the apartments and yelled for people to get out. they didn't have much time before the fire started to spread. we have all new video of the fire last night. and it started about 8:00 in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue. and when the crews arrived flames were shooting from the roof causing the third floor to collapse t took the cries -- it took the crews an hour to put out the fire. those in the building stay happened so fast and a woman lost her two dogs. >> i looked out the window i see they are looking up, i see the smoke and fir
watching baltimore city this morning, continuing to see delays as you make your way downtown again lombard light street affected in addition to fleet street and caroline and bomb street due to the water main break from last week. >>> beautiful shot. 43. things are smooth sailing. the drive times look like this. 695 downtown. a 12 minute ride. 795to 95, 13 minutes and 12 34eu7b9s from 95 to 83. -- 12 minute from 95 to # 3. charley back to you>>> back to developing story we have been following. at least 11 people are dead after a pickup truck left a highway crashing into a tree in southeastern texas. this happened last night in near goliad, about 100 miles southeast of san atono. all victims were in the same f- 250 forward pickup and another 12 people were hurt. some of them have life- threatening injuries. well as the man who is accused of going on a shooting rampage inside a colorado theater, prepares to head to court, the national debate over gun control is intensifying. scripps investigative unit went undercover in virginia to buy a type of high capacity gun clip that can hold up to 30 b
195. now if you are in baltimore city another accident. it's going to be right on west baltimore street at mount street. and heavy delays down in the inner harbor that's all due to the water main break. light street is shut down that's right between baltimore streetling and lombard street. definitely use mass transit if you can or always stick with hopkins place or fayette street. there's a detour if place but do -- detour in place but do allow yourself some extra time. the outer loop will remaybe that way down to route 40 and here's the beltway looking like in overly at bel air road. the outer loop also picking up up towards loch raven boulevard but fortunate no knobs down -- problems down to 95. if you want a chance to win a $600 gas gift card. go to my facebook page. >>> who wouldn't love to hit the day spa with your pets? sometimes the tags and cats they -- dogs is cats they need r&r. >> they work so hard in the home. best friends forever. get it fur ever. they are the doggie day care and overnight resort and they open august 1st. cockeysville. it will feature a canine senior
. but overnight baltimore city police hard at work on two separate two alarm fires in the city. both of them right around midnight. the first called in at 11:30. the second called in at the stroke after 12:00. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson has more on the fire at one of historic sites got a number of people worried. >> reporter: that's right charlie you know we have all new reaction and video this morning for you. abc2 news was the first on the scene in the overnight fire in northwest baltimore inside the old ambassador theatre. this is what the scene looked lightning a little before 1:00 this morning. here on liberty heights avenue. authorities say the fire broke out around midnight and now investigators have not sure -- are not sure what caused the fire exactly but crews had it under control in about 30 minutes. the ambassador theatre hear not been movie theater since 1968 and served as a church in recent years and also the sister theater of the theater if baltimore. it sits next to a gas station and had some witnesses nearby concerned after they saw flames shooting from the building. >> it was
for you throughout the morning. >>> a baltimore city firefighter is in big trouble with the law this morning. he's one of two men charged in running a prostitution ring and this morning abc 2 news linda stow is live at the fire department with all of the details. linda, what do you know? >>reporter: charley, that firefighter has been suspended without pay. in fact, this isn't the first time he's been charged with something like this. back in 2010 he was charged with sex trafficking, but he received probation before a judgment which allowed him to keep his job as a city firefighter. police say he's 29-year-old ja mar simmons. they also arrested franklin koit. the city police collaborated to make the bust. they executed a search warrant at 208 south pulaski street and found a lot of condoms and sexual aids. the task force says the fbi's involvement indicate there is could have been a large number of victims forced to work as prostitutes and that some of them could have been children. neighbors say they knew just something wasn't right. >> there's a lot of women going up in there
. with all the clouds out there, pretty much up this morning. 71 in baltimore. and ocean city coming in at 65 degrees. we will have a moisture feed in here from the atlantic. we will show outair afterhigh pressure and i have the ocean city forecast coming up. but the weather pattern we do have that stationary front to the south. what is giving us the lift for the showers this morning. and high pressure that's what i am talking about that's going to feed in the moisture that we are getting throughout the day. and as we look towards the weekend, well, that stationary front is going to a move through as a warm front bringing in the humidity and the heat. so all that nice pleasant weather we are dealing with for the past several days that's going to be pretty much out of here going into the weekend. future trend picking up on clouds for today. a few showers around us not ruling out a scattered shower or isolated shower throughout the day. today's temperature coming in around 88 degrees. and here's the forecast for gameday. 58, a slight chance of rain and they will play the tigers. here's the beac
have got the 5 hundred repeaters and beast unleashed and christmas in july and emerald city premier and that's the big stuff when you go to the professional shows in downtown baltimore wherever it is this is the kind of stuff you are seeing here and this recreates theprofessional effect the professionals can do. we get as close as we can. and single shot tubes and small rear peaters and red, white blue area is is a reloadable motor cap. >> beast unleashed i love it. you brought one we can set off and this is a novelty what's the story behind this one. >> this is the rock around the clock fountain similar to the one we let off a minute ago but wheels will shoot off from the side 108 and the hour and minute hand will turn as it goes off. >> fire that baby up. this one we should tell you as he does quit laughing. seriously go ahead. fire it up. now we should mention this is one of the fireworks that is legal in maryland so we are not doing anything that is uncroup louse. he will do this on this 4th of july to see action and spirit in the parking lot. come back over here while we watch
passed out ice in a northeast baltimore community. the community action program will operate five centers around the city, each will have cool air and free water. they will operate 6 additional cooling centers. on a code red day, the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and try to way light colored clothing -- wear light colored clothing. >> check on those that you know don't have electricity or air- conditioning, make sure they have fans, make sure they have water. our seniors are extremely vulnerable in the heat. there is an increase in emergency room visits for heat exhaustion and heat related injuries. you can also call 311 with a heat related medical emergency and log on to abc2news.com for complete list of the cooling center, their addresses and phone numbers and it's located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> the heat is not making things easy for a number of people in oh states. including the state of virginia. national weather service issued more than 100 tornado and severe warnings across the common we
on monday, july 9th. >> absolutely. on tuesday the city extended their stay until monday july 9th. something to keep in mind. head to abc2news.com if you want more information. >>> downtown baltimore will be buzzing with thousands of people ready to celebrate independence day. and they will be doing it with a fireworks display but city ofixes say they have been -- officials say they have been working all week to prepare for the large number of people. >> to not have a repeat of last year sherrie johnson is here on what's being done to keep 2000,000 -- 200,000 people. >> reporter: tonight is the huge night for the fireworks display. city police are expecting a large crowd for the festivities and they say they are ready. after the celebration last year, a man was stabbed to death with a broken bottle on pier 5 and a 4-year-old boy walking with his father was shot in the leg. this year, baltimore police say they have a new plan in place to make sure it is safe for people to come and celebrate the 4th at the inner harbor. they will use a perimeter fence made up of bike racks about waist high and
and it's unclear if one of the persons shot was the one holding the gun. live at city police headquarters, linda so, abc2 news. >>> volunteer firefighters in baltimore are warning of a case of mistaken identity. telemarketers have been calling homes and claiming to be affiliated with fire companies. volunteer fire companys in baltimore do not do fundraising over the phone. they rely on direct mail and door to door campaigns. >>> news around the nation, arrest has been made and two female bodies have been found in the search for two missing women in missouri. the bodies were found in a field sunday. police won't say if they were the women missing since friday. a tip came from a person of interest in the case. the person has been arrested. >>> artists painted over a halo over joe paterno on a mural at penn state he removed the halo in the wake of the report that said the school could have done more to stop the abuse. the halo was added to the popular mural after paterno's death this year. a blue ribbon symbolizing support for child abuse victims remains on paterno's jacket. >>> a teen who h
coming in around 75 degrees ocean city. a great place to go to cool down a bit. 75 now in baltimore, 77 philly and new york. altuna, seeing 7s. not picking up on a lot in terms of the wet weather. you have to go towards the west and north in to indiana, they are dealing with showers and thunderstorms moving in to the picture, the cold front will move to the south. showers and thunderstorms in to the afternoon as well. high pressure pumping in the heat and humidity for today. he is the chance for scattered showers as we go in to the afternoon. commute home could be on the wet side. not everybody is going to get wet. scattered showers in nature if it happens. for today, i'm going with around 94 degrees, low to mid- 90s. that's well above average, we will do it too many. it won't be as wham. more seasonable and this is a look at your forecast for tonight if u heading to the game. a thunderstorm is possible. now a check of the traffic with mike masco. >>> good morning. let's get you to the roads. 695, that's where we find a trouble spot. this is due to a car fire outside of catonsville, ma
happening in boughtmore today. governor will meet with city and state lawmakers. and sherrie johnson has more on today's meeting. >> reporter: well, today baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake goneor o'malley and house speaker bush is meet with the house delegation. it will be in baltimore and the mayor supports expanding gambling to allow table games at a planned baltimore casino. the governor wants to call a special session. once a consensus is reached. governor expressed confidence a consensus will be forged to pass legislation this summer. now a proposal for a casino at the national harbor has complicated the negotiations. the window of opportunity is creeping towards a close for a special session before an august deadline to approve ballot language for voters to get the final say in november if law makers approve legislation. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> six families in howard county are celebrating a victory this morning. people who live on coon hunt court will have a new address soon. the families felt it had negative racial connotations so the name will be april wind circle
and white mar nsh marsh in to the city. if you are using the jfx, a 12 minute ride from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. a live look at the west side, traffic starting to pick up at baltimore national pike. you are looking at a 14 minute ride from 795, towards 95. here is how traffic is shaping up. inner loop, no problems towards 95. the outer loop picking up towards towson. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >>> the prosecution will formally charge james holmes, the man 12 people and injuring 58 others while in aurora, colorado. sherrie johnson is here with what is expected in court today. >> lots going on in court today. today the prosecution will formally charge james holmes for the shooting death of 12 people and wounding 58 hours. holmes could face hundreds of charges including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. some victims and families will be in court. at the center is a notebook holmes sent to a psychiatrist, the book includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist o
the jfx to get into the city though fortunately no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. a live look in downtown baltimore right now where repairs continue on that massive water main break. it continues to shut down light street between baltimore street and lombard street. use mass transit if you can and other alternates include hopkins place or even fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us, there's much more coming up on "good morning maryland." [ male announcer ] want the most enjoyment from your home entertainment? here's the perfect solution. switch to a verizon fios triple play and upgrade your entertainment equipment with our 100% fiberoptic network and whole home solution, including a high-speed wireless router, plus a new multi room dvr and new hd set top box free for 12 months. hurry. switching has never been easier with the fios whole home solution. upgrade your home with one easy package. call 1.888.get.fios. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. welcome to life on fio
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